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I am on an IMac with 4 GB RAM. The clips are stored using and external drive with a 1000 Gigabit switch connected by an ethernet cable.
Only four possible problems in that one statement:
2. 4 GB
4. 1000 Gb switch????
Who ever heard of a 1000 Gb switch? Not even fiber can achieve that and a mediocre fiber SAN switch already runs into $ 3-10 K or more.
Sorry I could not find any more potential problems, but it seems enough.
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I had a similar issue on a complex Project this morning (with my Windows ';puter).
Saving seemed to freeze up the project and the windows.
I cleared temp files, tried the backup saves etc and no improvement.
I resolved the issue by Creating a NEW PROJECT and importing the old one into it. (Issue solved)
I will have to try creating a new project. I also want clear up that is a 5-port Giga-bit switch. That is how my imac is connect the network which the video clips are stored. My Imac is a 2.4 Ghz intel with 4 GB of RAM. I am assuming my computer not powerful enough to handle this project. As the library will continue to grow. What type of computer will I need to handlet his?
Saving to a NAS can be problematic, even with small Projects. I would look into a FW-800, or better an eSATA external instead of the NAS.
With similar sized Projects I have no problem doing a Save/Save_As to FW-800's.
PS - for large Projects, a computer with adequate internal storage would be a really big plus and things will run better all of the way around. Harm Millaard has some good articles linked from HERE.
There is nothing wrong with saving to a NAS over a teamed gigabit connection that supports Jumboframes and uses iSCSI. It may even prove faster than a FW disk.
If you want to go a step further (and mutliple steps in $$$) go for a Netapps storageworks SAN with snapshotting at block level.
My Premiere Pro Project file is about 190MB. I was told on another forum that it was way too large. I do have a lot of clip in the library (about 5000) most of them about 5 to 10 seconds each. Would it be better to try and figure out what bins I need and for the current sequence and leave the others out. I work on the 30 min local televison program that runs every week. It is basically a paid program with advertisers buy up anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. I have interview footage that is supported by the b-roll. Of coarse I also have music and graphic in the bins as well. I have kept the same project file for the past 7 months, just creating a new sequence every week.
I would rather not import just the bins I need cause I always going to older sequences (in the same project file) and pulling out old segments to fill out the show. Any thoughts?? Thanks in adance!
One thing that can allow you to "trim" your Project is to run Remove Unused, but then do a Save_As, so you still have your "master" Project. This new Project will be lean and mean, with only the used Assets and should be smaller.
On the NAS, I will defer to Harm. Mine is many levels down from his, and from his suggestions, so there WILL be a big difference in how effective the NAS will be.
Thanks to everyone for there help. It seems like it could be a mixture of things, but does anyone know why it is only crashing when I attempt to save and at no other time? Is this a memory issue, external drive, or something else?
does anyone know why it is only crashing when I attempt to save and at no other time?
I do not. The .PRPROJ file is but an .XML database of instructions and links. Compared to an Export, writing it is a pretty simple task, even with a large Project. I cannot image what is directly causing this behavior - sorry.
Good luck, and please report if you find the cause.